Washington D.C. Series 1:1
Hello my lovely readers. Yes, I realize it's been some time since I last posted. I've been taking the time to do a bit more serious writing, the beginnings of which are posted here. The audio book opportunity has led me to writing a second "city" series which I have been developing fervently over the past several weeks. Washington D.C. is a look at a young lawyer named Eva who ventures into uncharted territory in our Capitol City. While this post may not start out with the erotic intensity normally found within my pages, rest assured that there will be highly charged sexual situations revealed in the next few posts. So please sit back, relax and enjoy. There's more to come soon.
And if you haven't checked out my audio book for the New York series, you can find it here.
As she brought up the last box from her rented Uhaul, Eva took a long look around her apartment. It was smaller then she was used to with it's gray-white walls and dirty tan carpet. The kitchen had been appallingly tiny but it was still far bigger than the others she had looked at. She'd get used to it, she supposed, for this wasn't rural Ohio anymore. Washington D.C. was a much bigger city and with a much bigger price tag.
She put the box down with the rest of them and walked into the kitchen. Opening the refrigerator, she pulled out a bottle of water. She had a half of a leftover salad from lunch and three bottles of water. She thought it might be an opportune time to find out where the nearest grocery store was when she returned the rented truck. Taking a long swig from the bottle, she wandered back into the tiny square of a living room. Her couch had barely fit against the one wall. Where was she going to put all of her stuff? There was barely enough space in here for her. She looked over the pile of boxes filling the rest of the room and hallway and mentally kicked herself for choosing to move in the day before she started her new job.
Still, she was happy to be here. It was a long time ago when she realized that small city life really wasn't for her. Ever since she was 10 years old, she dreamt of living in the big city, partying with socialites and hob-nobbing with the famous. She thought that she'd end up in New York, but Washington D.C. would certainly do. While the city wasn't filled with celebrity actors, it had it's fair share of senators, congressmen and various other politicians and her new job at McCabe, Denhurst, Fabian and Walker law offices would be the perfect opportunity to meet them. She had purposely picked this law office because of it's connections to Capitol Hill. All she had to do now was perform well enough to impress someone enough to get invited to the private parties. Eva wasn't worried about that though. She'd make a good impression in no time.
Eva's first two weeks were disappointing to say the least. Eva acknowledged that while she didn't go to a top name law school, she was certainly above doing mundane filing for the two male chauvinist, one-year-her-senior, moronic lawyers had her doing. Here she was, valedictorian of her law class, filing like some secretary. She was a lawyer, albeit inexperienced, but she deserved to at least help with some cases. Eva was beginning to question if she made the right move.
It was then that Human Resources buzzed her to tell her that Senior Partner Elizabeth McCabe wanted to meet with her. Would she be available for a two o'clock meeting? Eva swallowed hard. Either it would be about something very good or very bad. No one saw the senior partners when they were at her level, let alone only two weeks on the job. Of course she'd be available she said and set about trying to think as little as possible about Elizabeth McCabe and what would be happening at two o'clock.
Time passed quickly and as Eva exited the elevator on the seventh floor, she marveled at the difference in decor from where she sat. Here it was mahogany shelves, beautiful lush carpets and secretaries that walked out of fashion magazines. The partners did well for themselves. She hoped to do this well someday too. After announcing herself to Ms McCabe's secretary, she settled into a cushy leather chair and nervously waited for her moment.
It was then that a very attractive man sat down across from her. Eva looked over him. The man had sexy yet rugged features, strangely erotic in a setting such as this. His obviously expensive suit fit him well. Eva guessed he worked out religiously from the cut of his clothes and the strength in his jaw.
"Here's a man I could take a tumble with," she thought to herself as she noticed him looking her over as well.
Smiling with dazzling charm he said," Hello."
"Waiting for Ms McCabe?
"I am, you?"
"I am," he said with a hint of a smirk.
Eva was careful to act as professional as possible. She still didn't know who the other senior members of the firm were yet and she didn't want to make any mistakes. Yet, this man was so sexy, she couldn't help but let her thoughts wander into less than professional areas.
Clearing her head of those thoughts, she extended her hand and said, "I'm Eva Longwell."
"I'm Brent Martin, very nice to meet you."
Eva couldn't help but blush over the way he emphasized "very".
"I heard there was a young new lawyer starting here. I didn't realize she would be smart and beautiful."
Eva blushed again. Here she was on the verge of being sexually harassed and loving every minute of it.
"Did they mention I was talented too?" she retorted, enjoying the conversation.
"No," he said with a killer grin, "but I have no doubt that you are."
Just as Eva was relaxing into the conversation with her new found friend the voice behind her quipped, "Miss Longwell, Ms. McCabe is ready for you."
Smiling briefly at Brent, Eva said, "I guess that's my cue." She stood, straightened her skirt and set off toward the door to the senior partner's office. Knocking softly, she entered.
Eva immediately sucked in her breath. The view was stunning. The building was tall and the bay window in Ms. McCabe's office over looked all of Capitol Hill. She could see everything. Being a partner certainly had its benefits. Dragging her eyes away from the window, she took in her surrounding. Elizabeth McCabe's office had a slightly different feel than the waiting area. Everything in here was softer, a bit more feminine but not girly. She could sense feminine strength from everything to the look of the desk to the beautiful oriental rug over the hardwood floor.
"Mss Longwell, it's so lovely to meet you." Ms. McCabe said, breaking the silence as she crossed the room to greet her.
Shaking her hand, Eva replied," And it's a pleasure to meet you, Ms. McCabe."
"Please," she said and directed Eva to a leather armchair in front of her desk.
"So, I'm sure you're wondering why I called you up here," she said looking at Eva intently, "Please be assured it's for only good reasons."
Eva let out a small sigh of relief and smiled.
"I wanted to let you know that I'm pulling you from under Vanders and Heebler and bringing you onto my own staff. It's rare that we hire an intelligent female around here and from your impressive school record, I want someone like you on my staff. I've been watching you and I know you're more capable than those two idiots think you are."
Eva could scarcely contain herself but managed to control an appropriate "thank you."
"You can move your things tomorrow and we'll get started right away. it won't be glamourous to start but I think you'll take to it quite easily. You might be doing some filing for me, but I'll be asking you to review those files before putting them away. I'll be your mentor for the next several months. There will likely be long hours, late nights and the odd weekend here and there. Are you up for the challenge?"
"I am," Eva said excitedly, "I'm honored that you'd think of me. Thank you very much."
"Don't thank me yet," replied Elizabeth McCabe with a small laugh as she held out her hand. "Welcome aboard."
After shaking hands again, Eva made her way to the door. Startling her, it opened just before her hand could reach the handle. Brent walked in through the open door. Throwing her a gorgeous smile and winking, he walked over to desk. As the door was shutting behind her, she heard Elizabeth McCabe quietly, but sternly say, "Sit." Her last view before the door shut behind her was of Brent Martin dropping to his knees.
to be continued...